Posts tagged Howard Schultz

    Academy Museum Employees Call for Recognition of New Union

    June 29, 2022 // This, combined with the grassroots organizing happening at other museums and businesses, inspired Guzman and other employees to begin their organizing with the help of AFSCME 36, which has been unionizing several major museums over the past few years under the labor org Cultural Workers United. Among the museums whose workers have recently negotiated contracts are the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. Along with the formal letter requesting such recognition, AMWU included letters of support from 15 California state assembly members as well as Los Angeles city council members Nithya Raman and Paul Koretz, the latter of whom represents the district the museum is located in. TheWrap has reached out to the Academy for comment. Bill Kramer, J. Raul Guzman, Claudia Gonzalez, Dolores Huerta,

    Workers seek union at a Chipotle restaurant, a first for the chain

    June 24, 2022 // The workers have formed an independent union called Chipotle United and only asked the AFL-CIO for advice on how to file the paperwork, O'Brien said. Augusta, Andy O'Brien, Bernadette Baum,

    Starbucks union: Company threatens that unionizing could jeopardize gender-affirming health care

    June 15, 2022 // trans health-care benefit, veiled threat, gender reassignment surgery, hair transplants, breast reduction, same-sex domestic partnerships, employees with terminal illnesses,

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says ‘I’ll get on my knees’ and ‘do whatever you want’ pleading with workers to return to the office

    June 14, 2022 // Speaking at The New York Times's DealBook policy forum in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Schultz — who returned as interim CEO in April after Kevin Johnson stepped down from the role — said swaying staffers away from remote work and back to the office hasn't been productive. "I have been unsuccessful, despite everything I've tried to do, to get our people back to work," Schultz, 69, said. "I've pleaded with them. I said I'll get on my knees. I'll do push-ups. Whatever you want. Come back."

    When Unions Harm Workers’ Ability to Get Raises

    June 13, 2022 // Starbucks no longer has the right to raise unilaterally the compensation for employees for those stores that have opted for unionization. By law, Starbucks can’t do that, and unions like it that way so that they can take credit for workers’ gains. This is not solely the union’s fault. It is baked into the outdated one-size-fits-all model of collective bargaining. This model is over a century old and was created for another time and workforce. Thankfully, the Employee Rights Act , sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA), would address at least one of these issues. The ERA would allow unionized employers to give their employees raises without having to go through a union. Joe Thompson

    7 fired Starbucks workers celebrate union vote in Memphis

    June 8, 2022 // Seattle-based Starbucks has 9,000 company-run U.S. stores. Nationally, the NLRB has received 280 union petitions for Starbucks locations, board spokeswoman Kayla Blado said. Of 149 vote counts, 122 locations have voted for a union and 79 have been certified, Blado said. Nikki Taylor, Beto Sanchez,

    Starbucks union creates $1 million fund to cover lost pay for striking baristas

    June 3, 2022 // The union backing organizing efforts at Starbucks is creating a $1 million fund to cover lost pay for baristas who go on strike, giving workers more firepower in their fight to unionize.

    Opinion: Starbucks baristas who join a union may not get what they bargained for

    April 21, 2022 // Unions historically had little traction in the full- and limited-service restaurant industry. High turnover, combined with a younger workforce that desires flexibility over rigidity, made a poor match for organized labor’s 20th-century-value proposition. Ten years ago, the SEIU made an expensive play to change that, through a campaign called the Fight for $15.